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Order: Myrtales
   Family: Lythraceae
            Genus: Lagerstroemia
                        Specie: indica

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Dark green leaves turn orange-red in autumn; pink, mauve or white flowers in late summer

Uses: Specimen tree Small gardens Winter silhouette

Zones: 6-11

Description: A native of China, this often multi-stemmed deciduous tree to about 15 ft (4.5 m) high has a widespreading, flat-topped open habit when mature. The white, pink, mauve, purple or carmine flowers have crimped petals and are displayed in panicles up to 8 in

Growth Habit: Multi-branching habit with spreading canopy

Comments: Many cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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